This Thursday (Dec. 1) evening our Perry football team is going back to Columbus to compete for a Division II State Championship. This exciting time presents some challenges as we look to accommodate the interest in supporting our young men, band, cheerleaders and the Perry community. With the game being held on a Thursday night there are additional logistics that make it difficult for everyone traveling. Insuring everyone’s safety as they head back and forth to Columbus is of the utmost importance. Ultimately, it was decided that Perry Local Schools will be having a 2 hour early release on Thursday, December 1st and Perry Local Schools will not be in session on Friday December 2nd. It is our hope this allows families to plan accordingly and assists in keeping everyone safe in their travels. Congratulations to all those associated with Perry football and to our community. Enjoy this moment again and let’s not take anything for granted. What an awesome reminder of the many great things happening in Perry Local Schools. Go Panthers!
Malachi Strickland has been nominated as one of MaxPreps/JJHuddle.com High School Football Athletes of the Week. Malachi rushed for 246 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers 66-28 Division II 2nd round playoff victory against Columbus Franklin Heights.
This weekly award is decided by fan vote and will conclude at noon on Monday, November 21st. You may vote as often as you like.
Varsity Athletic Results
- Girls Cross Country – Maddy Bartolone finished 25th at the State Championship to earn All-Ohio. She also earned Academic All-Ohio.
- Football – Playoffs: Lake W 21-7 (Tevion Cleveland had 96 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns which included a 16-yard fumble return and Malachi Strickland also rushed for a touchdown), Team plays Franklin Heights at Mount Vernon on Friday, Overall Record 9-2, League Record 5-1 – Federal League Champions
The Perry Football Team has been nominated as one of MaxPreps/JJHuddle.com Teams of the Week. They defeated GlenOak last week 30-24 after a huge 4th quarter comeback in which they trailed 24-3. The win clinched the team’s first outright Federal League Championship since 1992 and secured the #1 playoff seed in their Division II Region.
This weekly award is decided by fan vote and will conclude at noon on Monday, October 3rd. You may vote as often as you like.
Presale tickets for the Perry versus Lake playoff football game on Friday, November 4th at 7:30 PM will go on sale for $8, along with $2 parking tickets, starting Tuesday, November 1st from 4 PM – 7 PM and Wednesday, November 2nd from 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM for season ticket holders only. A season ticket holder membership card will be required at the time of purchase.
Sale to the general public will begin on Wednesday, November 2nd from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM , Thursday (11/3) 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM, and Friday (11/4) 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Tickets are $9 at the gate. Passes will not be accepted as this is an OHSAA tournament event. Thank you for your support of Perry athletics.